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The DUBOIS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 22,455 1459 0.008 83
United States (1880 census) 4,414 1409 0.009 88
Change since 1880 +18041 -50 -0.001 -5
Other Countries
Australia 387 4093 0.002 24
United Kingdom 392 10586 0.001 9
Top States for DUBOIS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 1,774 969 0.009 93
Florida 1,644 1220 0.010 103
California 1,533 2029 0.005 45
Massachusetts 1,437 558 0.023 226
Louisiana 1,292 465 0.029 289
Top States for DUBOIS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 935 211 0.073 733
New Hampshire 856 128 0.069 693
Rhode Island 480 180 0.046 458
Vermont 208 406 0.034 342
Louisiana 1,292 465 0.029 289


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called DUBOIS live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called DUBOIS represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called DUBOIS in New York than any other state, but you are more likely to find a DUBOIS by picking someone at random in Maine than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of DUBOIS

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: France

Language of origin: French

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the DUBOIS surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of DUBOIS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 534 2.38
Mixed Race 364 1.62
Native American/Alaskan 328 1.46
Asian/Pacific 128 0.57
White (Caucasian) 19,792 88.14
Black/African American 1,311 5.84

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the DUBOIS surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of DUBOIS in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of DUBOIS.

Similar names to DUBOIS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DUBOIS.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for DUBOIS

The following words are slight variants of DUBOIS that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.